I've just relocated to Asheville, NC from Colorado where I climbed sport (lead 5.10) and dabbled in trad. I've been in the gym since September and am itching to get outside. I'm in the process of putting a proper rack together but would like to apprentice with someone willing to show me the ways of Western NC's traditional routes.
I'm looking for someone who has the time/interest in getting out in the areas around Asheville to show a western sport climber the glory of proper trad climbing. I have a full sport rack, multi-pitch set up, and 70m rope. Will supply ample belays, compliments, and thanks to trad guru. I climb often at the Smoky Mountain Adventure Center and would be happy to meet there to trade sport leads indoors first.